The OLEV Grant Criteria
A criterion for each of these grants has to be met before the grant can be issued and only OLEV-approved installers can apply for this grant on behalf of the vehicle owner. Luckily for Green Electrical customers, our electricians are OLEV-approved so we can take away the hard work from you and apply for a grant on your behalf.
The OLEV grant criteria:
- You own an electric vehicle, have ordered an electric vehicle or have an electric vehicle leased or company car.
- You acquired the vehicle after 1st April 2015.
- You intend to keep the vehicle for 6 months or longer from the date you took keepership.
- Your property has off road parking such as a driveway or garage where you can park and charge the vehicle.
- Your installation date is less than 4 months ahead of the date of the delivery or start date of the vehicle’s use. If not then you need to contact OLEV requesting permission.
- Hybrid vehicles must have a CO2 emission score that is less than 75g/km. Please see our list of approved Electric and Hybrid vehicles specified by OLEV.
- EV charging point installation is carried out by an approved OLEV installer.
- You purchased or leased your electric or plug-in hybrid car from 1st October 2019.
Electric Vehicle Grants
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is a government initiative grant that is available to electric and hybrid vehicle owners across the United Kingdom.
The grant means homeowners could see 75% of the costs of purchasing and installing an EV home charging point be returned to them (capped to a maximum of £500). For homeowners, they are eligible to claim up to two charging points per household.
By taking advantage of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme you can make your EV charging point installation substantially more affordable.
If you’re considering installing an EV charging point for your property, please read about our Electric Car Charger Home Installation service for more information.
The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)
The Workplace Charging Scheme, also known as WCS, allows UK businesses to apply for a grant for up to a maximum of 20 charging points, a saving of £10,000, with each charging unit being capped at £500.
Businesses considering applying for the WCS grant are not required to have a fleet of electric vehicles, but they are required to provide evidence for the need for electric vehicle charging points.
By installing an EV charging point at your business you’re taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint, future-proofing your business for the rise in electric vehicles and helping your employees save money on tax when they opt for a zero-emission vehicle!
Green Electrical can provide a complete EV service from grant applications, installation to maintenance, for more information please read about our Workplace EV Charging Installation service.